Thursday, July 9, 2009
Arts Funding still in Jeopardy!
After a few weeks of good news, eliminating ALL Funding for the Arts in pennsylvania is back on the table. Here is an excerpt of an email I just received from Jenny Hershour who is the Managing Director of Citizens for the Arts:
We are facing a disaster in state support for the arts.
The outlook for state funding for the arts has taken a dramatic and significant turn for the worse. Your immediate efforts are needed.
Senate Bill 850, that eliminates all funding for the arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, is back under consideration.
But it is worse.
The proposed budget in SB 850 would need to be reduced by an additional $1.7 billion to balance the budget. That’s billion, with a “B.”
We need more help from you.
Join us and tell your friends about the upcoming Arts Rally at the Capitol on Tuesday, July 14 at 11 am in the Rotunda of the Main Capitol. Your presence will make a powerful statement of support for the arts.
Please contact 5 other people to get them to sign up for advocacy alerts and to send a message to their legislators by using the Citizens for the Arts website.
Thank you for contacting your legislators in support of the state funding for the arts. We know your message is being heard. As the legislature and the Governor develop a budget for next year we must keep them aware of the strong support for the arts among our fellow citizens.
SAVE THE ARTS IN PA RALLY
MAIN CAPITOL ROTUNDA HARRISBURG, PA
Do what you can to save the arts in PA!